Contacting analysts

Since the email addresses/phone numbers of analysts are published on their research reports, has anyone ever tried cold calling them? Has anyone tried this? Is it appropriate to do so if you are applying to be an associate on their coverage team?

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Jul 11, 2007 - 12:41am

Do not contact the Analyst! Analysts hardly have enough time to talk to their existing associates, let alone humour resume spam. Seriously, the majority of analysts day is spent on the phone talking with clients, visiting companies, or attending trade shows. I doubt you'll get a favourable response, especially if there is not current posting. If you have the contact info, either try contacting the Associate, or find out who the office manager is. There should always be one.

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